Quietly Confident (#973)
Good morning! Today we’re going to talk about being quietly confident. This is a unique concept sometimes in our society. Many times when you think of someone who is confident, you think of someone who is loud and brash and likes to start fights. And, that is a type of confidence and there are times that type of confidence is needed, but yet what the scriptures talk about to us, both in the Old Testament and in the New, is being so confident in God’s strength in our lives, that we can about life quietly and peacefully. Just knowing God’s going to be there. Even so, in movies they’re always having fight scenes, and sometimes you have the guy with the big old guns going around and stuff and then you have other times you have this quiet little oriental guy, who doesn’t say a word, and just waits and when nobody is looking he goes pow! And that is the end of the fight. I think our Christian walk is more like that, then a guy walking around with eighteen guns and three knives (growling). It is more like: you pray, you wait your time, and when God says move, you move. It is a lot more of that. There we we go. So, let’s read; let’s start in Psalm 118…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190728. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Psalm 118:1-9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man (vs. 8) or princes (vs. 9)
Proverbs 1:33 Whoso hearkeneth unto wisdom shall be quiet from fear of evil
Proverbs 3:13-26 The Lord shall be thy confidence (vs 26) and shall keep thy foot from being taken (caught)
Proverbs 14:26-27 In the fear (reverence) of the Lord is strong confidence
Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness
Isaiah 7:1-4 Be quiet and fear not
Isaiah 30:15 In quietness and confidence shall be your strength
Isaiah 32:17, 18 The effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever
Isaiah 36:1-10 What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? (vs. 4)
Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD
Acts 28:30-31 Teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence (confident access) by the faith of him. Or: we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Philippians 1:1-6 Being confident that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (vs. 6)
Philippians 3 We are the circumcision, which have no confidence in the flesh (vss 3-4)
I Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study (endeavor, be ambitious, make it your ambition, let it be a point of honor with you) to be quiet.
I Timothy 2:1-4 Quiet and peacable life in all godliness
Hebrew 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great reward.
I John 3:18-24 If our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God (vs. 21)